KIlmington slip to fifth place
By Philip Evans
20th Jun 2023 | Cricket
After briefly leading the Devon Cricket League A division, Kilmington have slipped down to fifth place after losing seven wickets at home to Thorverton 1st X1 who sit one place below them in the table, their second defeat of the season.
After losing the toss Kilmington were put into bat and set a target of 169-9 off the 50 overs. They struggled for runs early in the innings at 67-5 but Joel Seward steadied the ship carrying his bat for 55. Next highest score came from Matt Read (16).
In reply, Thorverton knocked off the required runs for the loss of three wickets in 27 overs.
Kilmington 1st X1 4 points; Thorverton 1st X1 19 points.
After a positive start to the season, Seaton 1st X1 recorded their fourth defeat away to Bridestowe 1st X1 and have slumped to second frombottom in the table.
Seaton won the toss and batted first and were bowled out for 197 in 39 overs. The only player to really shine with the bat was Tim Doulton who hit 82 including 14 fours.
In reply, the home team made a slow start, losing three quick wickets, but recovered well with Tallon Burns (72) and Billy Searle (55) steering them to a three-wicket victory.
Joe Berry was Seaton's key wicket-taker, finishing with figures of 3 for 41 off eight overs.
Bridestowe 1st X1 20 points, Seaton 1st X1 7 points.
C DIVISION EAST
AN excellent batting performance, especially from the middle order, saw Uplyme and Lyme Regis cement their third place with a 57-run victory at home to North Devon 2nds.
Uplyme won the toss and decided to bat. They lost two wickets with only 29 runs on the board but excellent knocks from Mark Batey (63), skipper Sam Farrow (50) and Tyler Wellman (41) put them in a strong position with 277 runs on board after 45 overs.
The North Devon visitors struggled against and excellent Uplyme attack and at one time were 85-5. A fine 79 from Reuben Windley improved matters but in the end they fell short by 57 runs.
Preston Hilless was Uplyme's most successful bowler, finishing with figures of 3 for 50 off nine overs and Joe Elsworth, Tyler Wellman and Andrew Harrison claimed two victims apiece.
This victory keeps Uplyme in third place in the table on 107 points, six points behind second placed Braunton. Teignmouth and Sheldon top the table on 125 points.
Uplyme and Lyme Regis 20 points; North Devon 2nd X1 9 points.
E DIVISION EAST
Chardstock's batting let them down when they were beaten by eight wickets away to Ottery Sy Mary 2nds.
Chardstock won the toss and decided to bat but were dismissed for 102 in 30 overs. The only batter to trouble the scorers was Rob Hutchings who hit 44. Only two others made double figures – Richard Pyman (16) and Gary Larcombe (11).
In reply, Ottery took 24 overs to post a winning score, losing just two wickets.
Ottery S Mary 2nd X1 20 points, Chardstock 3 points.
Kilmington 2nds chalked up their second victory of the season with a comfortable seven-wicket win away to Exeter 3rd X1.
Kilmington won the toss and put the home side into bat. They found the Kilmington attack in good form, the charge being led by Mike Summers who took 3 for 13 off eight overs, restricting the target to 139 all out in 36 overs.
In reply, Kilmington knocked off the required runs for maximum points losing three wickets off the way. Opener Tom Olive was the star man at the crease, carrying his bat for 79.
Exeter 3rd X1 4 points; Kilmington 2nds 20 points.
G DIVISION EAST
Seaton 2nds X1 moved into fourth place in the table with their fourth win of the season, gaining maximum points at home to CheritonFitzpaine 1st X1.
The away side batted first and set a target of 133 all out, six of their wickets falling to a great spell from Toby Tucker who conceded only 26 runs in his eight overs.
Seaton knocked off the required runs, losing just three wickets, with opener John Oldfield carrying his bat for 56 and good support coming from Dylan Burrough (45) and Tristan Wakely (22).
Seaton 2nd X1 20 points; Cheriton Fitzpaine 1st X1 4 points.
Axminster Town 2ndX1 out up a good fight away to Bradninch and Kentisbeare 4th X1,losing by 22 runs.
The home team batted first for 220-9 off the 40overs and the Carpetmen ran out of overs on 198 with six wickets down.
Best bowler for Axminster was James Herbert (3 for 29 off eight overs) and the top scorer was Dan Larcombe with a fine knock of 67 including eight fours and two sixes.
Bradninch and Kentisbeare 4th X1 18 points; Axminster Town 2nd X1 8 points.